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Past Event: MPEG-H Audio — Immersive and Personalized Sound for Next Generation Broadcasting, Streaming and Music

July 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom virtual Meeting (5pm Central European Time / Germany time zone)

Moderated by: Dr Elena Shabalina

Speaker(s): Yannik Grewe, Christian Simon

MPEG-H Audio is a next-generation audio technology for immersive and personalized sound, which has been significantly developed at Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen. Based on the MPEG-H-3D audio standard, viewers are offered a range of personalization features in addition to 3D audio. This allows viewers to customize audio content to their own preferences, for example in terms of language selection or speech intelligibility.
MPEG-H Audio enables universal delivery of audio content, which allows different formats and devices to be optimally played with just one production. This is achieved by providing metadata that is defined during production and offers broadcasters flexible control of interaction options.
In this webinar, we take a closer look on the available tools for production of object-based audio and present some interesting interactive and immersive next generation audio use cases.

The Presenters

Yannik Grewe - Fraunhofer IIS

With a specialization in audiovisual media, Yannik Grewe joined Fraunhofer IIS in 2013 and serves today as senior engineer for audio production technologies, focusing MPEG-H 3D Audio. His research in 3D audio production and reproduction technologies has resulted in the publication of several papers on these topics.
He is extensively involved as a sound engineer in producing immersive music applications and MPEG-H immersive and interactive Audio for major events, such as the European Athletics Championships, the Eurovision Song Contest or Rock in Rio.
His current role includes a close relation to major broadcasters and streaming service providers in Asia, Europe and South America to enable MPEG-H Audio in their ecosystems.

Christian Simon - Fraunhofer IIS

Dipl.-Tonmeister Christian Simon joined Fraunhofer IIS in 2016 as expert for AV production and accessibility solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in audio recording and post-production as freelancer, studio engineer and founder. His current professional focus is on object-based audio and automated workflows for broadcast and streaming applications. Christian is developing MPEG-H Audio related projects like Dialog+ with German and international  broadcasters and is in close contact with industry partners, bringing Fraunhofer IIS technology to the market.

Join Meeting

The colloquium will be held as a webinar session in English with two presentations of 30 minutes each, followed by a 30-minute discussion in a separate Zoom session.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_exJ-bwUNSMGcHgGodPTWuw

The Meeting Format: We will be hosting this meeting using Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For most participants, audio and video are muted during the webinar session. In the discussion they can be unmuted (indicated by the raised hand function). This will be explained again at the beginning of the meeting. For a better quality we suggest to use a headset with microphone. The presentation will be recorded. By turning on your camera you are consenting for your image to be used in a photograph of the event.

Other Business: There will be an open discussion after the talk.

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